Before you begin

 

 

Check the Qualifications for Exemptions

Exemptions for the Placement Test

Choose the option that best describes you to see if you are exempt from the place

Choose the option that best describes you to see if you are exempt from the placement test.

Does the class you want to take have a pre-requisite? 
If unsure, choose the “Yes” button.

Yes

 

No

 

 

Did you

Graduate from High School within the last 5 years

 

 Complete College-Level English or Math Courses

 

Take the placement test before

 

Graduate with a GED within the last 5 years

 

None of the Above

 

 

Did you

Have a GPA of 2.7 or higher the last semester of your senior year 

 

Take the SATs

 

Take the ACTs

 

None of the above

 

 

Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the Reading and Writing Placement Test. 

Did you get a

510+ on the Verbal Test

 

550+ on Math Test

 

None of the above

 

 

Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the reading placement test.

Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from developmental math courses but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level.

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 

Did you get a

21+ on the Verbal Test

 

21+ on the Math Test

 

None of the above

 

 

Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the reading placement test.

Send us your high school transcript to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from developmental math courses but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level. 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 

Did you

Take college-level English

 

Take college-level Math

 

Get a college degree

 

None of the above

 

 

Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt.

 

Did you get a C or better in college-level English

Yes

 

No

 

 

Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt. 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

Did you get a C or better in college-level Math

Yes

 

No

 

 

Send us your official college transcript to transcripts@ccac.edu to be exempt. 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 
 

Has it been over 4 years since you took the test?

Yes

 

No

 

 

You can retake the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

You cannot retake the placement test.

 
 

Did you

Score at or above 165 on the reasoning for Language Arts Tests

 
 

 

Yes

 

No

 
 

Send us your GED scores to admissions@ccac.edu to be exempt from the Reading and Writing Placement test

 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

 

You will need to take the placement test. Taking the Placement Test Online - Guide‍ 

You do not need to take the placement test.

 
 

 

View the List of Exemptions:

  • Students who submit a high school transcript with an unweighted cumulative (overall) GPA of 2.7 or better (or 80% for schools with a percentile grading system) are exempt from taking the English and Reading placement tests and will be placed in ENG 101, English Composition I.
    • Transcript must include the grades from the first half of the senior year in high school or show high school graduation within 5 years of the date the transcript is submitted to be eligible.
    • International, home school and GED documentation are not accepted under this exemption. (Effective Spring 2019)
    • For high schools that do not have an unweighted GPA, the weighted GPA will be used.
  • You already have a college degree.
  • You have already taken college-level English and/or mathematics with a grade of "C" or better.
  • You plan to register for a class or classes that have no specified skill requirements.
  • Students with SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing test score of 510+ or ACT Verbal test scores of 21+ will be exempt from the reading and English placement testing. 
  • Students who have passed a GED Language Arts test within the last 5 years and have achieved a minimum score of 165 will be exempt from the reading and English placement testing.
  • Students with SAT Math test score of 550+ or ACT Math test score of 21+ will be exempt from developmental math courses, but must complete the placement test if intending to take a course above the Intermediate Algebra MAT-108 level. 
  • Students who have taken the TOEFL or IELTS exams may submit these scores for exemption or placement into English as an Academic Language (EAL) courses.
  • A student may re-test for placement out of a course in which he/she was enrolled after four years.
    • Once a student has re-tested after four years and scores into the same course(s) for which the student was enrolled, there is no further alternative, regardless of the results.
 
 

Check the Testing Accommodations

Accommodations to the Placement Test

Student with Disability Before you take the placement test You must contact suppo

Student with Disability

Before you Register for a Placement Test

Reasonable accommodations can be requested for Placement Testing. These accommodations are temporary and for placement testing only. To request temporary accommodations, begin with Step 1 of the Student Intake Process for Students with Disabilities. 


Once your accommodations have been determined and approved, the Supportive Services for Students with Disabilities Department will provide those temporary accommodations to the Office of Placement Testing. You may now register for the Math and/or Reading Placement Tests.
 

Note: If you are looking for accommodations for a class at CCAC, you must complete the Student Intake Process for Students with Disabilities.

 


 


Register for the Test(s)

Math

Register for the Math Placement Test

Reminder If you need to take both placement tests, you will need to sign up for b

Before You Begin

You will need:

 
  1. From a web browser, go to https://discover.ccac.edu/RecruitNewWFE/Events/EventDetails?eventId=5e7b7b2b-13c0-ec11-b819-0050568c0a64 
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, click the Register button
  3. Sign in using the email and password you used when you completed your CCAC admissions application
  4. Complete the reCAPTCHA
  5. Click the Sign in Button
  6. Most of the form should be filled out and completed, check to make sure the information is correct
  7. Enter your 7-digit student number - Where to Find Your 7-Digit Student Number
  8. Select “No” option to “Are you interested in completing placement testing in-person at Allegheny Campus?”
  9. Select “No” to “Have you previously taken the placement test?”
  10. Click the Register button
  11. You will receive an email additional information from Examity

 

After Registering for the Test

You must wait 24 business hours before continuing to the next step.

 

Reminder

If you need to take both placement tests, you will need to sign up for both Mathematics and Reading. 

 
 
 

Reading

Register for the Reading Placement Test

Reminder If you need to take both placement tests, you will need to sign up for b

Before You Begin

You will need:

 
  1. From a web browser, go to https://discover.ccac.edu/RecruitNewWFE/Events/EventDetails?eventId=c2b4ec2e-11c0-ec11-b819-0050568c0a64 
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen, click the Register button
  3. Sign in using the email and password you used when you completed your CCAC admissions application
  4. Complete the reCAPTCHA
  5. Click the Sign in Button
  6. Most of the form should be filled out and completed, check to make sure the information is correct
  7. Enter your 7-digit student number - Where to Find Your 7-Digit Student Number
  8. Select “No” option to “Are you interested in completing placement testing in-person at Allegheny Campus?”
  9. Select “No” to “Have you previously taken the placement test?”
  10. Click the Register button
  11. You will receive an email additional information from Examity

 

After Registering for the Test

You must wait 24 business hours before continuing to the next step.

 

Reminder

If you need to take both placement tests, you will need to sign up for both Mathematics and Reading. 

 
 
 

Take the Test(s) 

Math

Taking the Math Placement Test

Note You can begin the Math series at your convenience; however, we strongly enco

Study Material for the Placement Test

You can find study materials and also practice tests at https://accuplacer.colleg...

You can find study materials and also practice tests at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice

 

You will receive an email with the links (unique to you) and directions to take the placement test. 

 

If You are Registered for Both Math and Reading Test

Once you complete the one test, the next will begin. You do not need to switch or close the browser.

 

CCAC uses ACCUPLACER to place students into the correct Math and Reading courses. These tests are proctored through a company called Examity. Your test session will be recorded and reviewed by your institution for academic integrity purposes.


Before You Begin

You will need to:

 
  1. Locate the email with the subject “Remote Voucher Notification”
  2. Within the email, locate the voucher code under the “Voucher Information” section - midway in email.
  3. From a web browser, log into the Examity's dashboard, use the information you used for creating your Examity Account.  
  4. On the dashboard, click “Enter Your Code +” button
  5. Enter the Voucher code (from the “Remote Voucher Notification” email) into the code box
  6. Click the “Submit” button
  7. You will success screen
  8. Click the “Close” button
  9. On the Examity dashboard, click the “Start Exam” button
  10. The screen will ask you to add the Examity Extension
  11. Click the "Add Extension" button
  12. A new window will open, click the “Add to Chrome” button
  13. A pop-up will appear, click the “Add Extension” button
  14. Click the “Grant Exam Permissions” button
  15. From the pop-up, click the “Allow” button
  16. Click the “Grant Extension Permissions” button
  17. From the pop-up, click the “Allow” button
  18. Once everything is approved, click the “Continue” button
  19. Confirm your identity
  20. Click the “Use Photo And Continue” button
  21. Enter the answer to the challenge question
  22. Click the “Next” button
  23. Read the exam rules and guidelines
  24. Scroll to the bottom, click the “I'm Ready” button
  25. Read the user agreement
  26. Click the “I agree And I'm Ready….” button
  27. Click the “Launch” button to begin screensharingIf you have more than one screen, choose the screen that has Examity/ACCUPLACER in the thumbnail
  28. Allow the browser access, click the “Allow” button
  29. Read the Side Bar directions, click the “next” button
  30. Continue reading and click the “Next” buttons until you reach the “Continue To Exam” button, click the button
  31. Read the Privacy Policy
  32. Scroll to the bottom, click the “Accept” button
  33. Click on the down carrot to minimize the proctor window. 
    NOTE: The proctor is still watching
  34. Look over the information on file and make sure that it is correct. 
    If it is not, correct it at this time. 
  35. Once done, and everything is correct on the screen, click the “Save” button
  36. Click the “Next” button
  37. Start the Test/Practice Session, click the "Start Test Session" button
  38. Click the “Accept” button to accept the term
  39. Complete the sample sessions
  40. Once you have finished the sample session questions, the actual test will begin
    • Note the number of questions there are and the amount you have completed
    • If you need more space, you can hide the screen share notification. Click the “Hide” text. Do NOT click the “Stop Sharing” button
    • Questions that allow a calculator, the calculator button will appear
  41. Once you have completed the test you will see the banner
  42. Click the “Continue” button
  43. You will be taken to your test results. Click the “OK” button on the browser notification
    NOTE: Take a screenshot or print the results. CCAC will receive them automatically.
    Your results will be at the middle of the screen in the “Course Placements” section
  44. Open the proctor window, click on the up carrot
  45. Click the “End Proctoring Session” button
  46. Click the “End Session” button, to close
  47. You can close your browser, you have completed the math placement test

 

After Taking the Test

You must wait 24 business hours before continuing to the next step.

 

Accessing Your Test Scores

If you have already completed the test and received a score(s), you can view the score(s) again by following the directions: Steps to Access Your Test Scores from the Student Portal (collegeboard.org)

 

 

 
 

Reading

Taking the Reading Placement Test

Note You will have 60 minutes to complete 24 questions.  Score will be presented 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

Do not continue - Follow these instructions - Taking the EAL / ESL English Language Placement Testing‍ 

 

Study Material for the Placement Test

You can find study materials and also practice tests at https://accuplacer.colleg...

You can find study materials and also practice tests at https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/prepare-for-accuplacer/practice

 

You will receive an email with the links (unique to you) and directions to take the placement test. 

 

If You are Registered for Both Math and Reading Test

Once you complete the one test, the next will begin. You do not need to switch or close the browser.

 

CCAC uses ACCUPLACER to place students into the correct Math and Reading courses. These tests are proctored through a company called Examity. Your test session will be recorded and reviewed by your institution for academic integrity purposes.


Before You Begin

You will need to:

 
  1. Locate the email with the subject “Remote Voucher Notification”
  2. Within the email, locate the voucher code under the “Voucher Information” section - midway in email.
  3. From a web browser, log into the Examity's dashboard, use the information you used for creating your Examity Account.  
  4. On the dashboard, click “Enter Your Code +” button
  5. Enter the Voucher code (from the “Remote Voucher Notification” email) into the code box
  6. Click the “Submit” button
  7. You will success screen
  8. Click the “Close” button
  9. On the Examity dashboard, click the “Start Exam” button
  10. The screen will ask you to add the Examity Extension
  11. Click the "Add Extension" button
  12. A new window will open, click the “Add to Chrome” button
  13. A pop-up will appear, click the “Add Extension” button  
  14. Click the “Grant Exam Permissions” button
  15. From the pop-up, click the “Allow” button
  16. Click the “Grant Extension Permissions” button
  17. From the pop-up, click the “Allow” button
  18. Once everything is approved, click the “Continue” button
  19. Confirm your identity
  20. Click the “Use Photo And Continue” button
  21. Enter the answer to the challenge question
  22. Click the “Next” button
  23. Read the exam rules and guidelines
  24. Scroll to the bottom, click the “I'm Ready” button
  25. Read the user agreement
  26. Click the “I agree And I'm Ready….” button
  27. Click the “Launch” button to begin screensharingIf you have more than one screen, choose the screen that has Examity/ACCUPLACER in the thumbnail
  28. Allow the browser access, click the “Allow” button
  29. Read the Side Bar directions, click the “next” button
  30. Continue reading and click the “Next” buttons until you reach the “Continue To Exam” button, click the button
  31. Read the Privacy Policy
  32. Scroll to the bottom, click the “Accept” button
  33. Click on the down carrot to minimize the proctor window.   
    NOTE: The proctor is still watching
  34. Look over the information on file and make sure that it is correct.   
    If it is not, correct it at this time. 
  35. Once done, and everything is correct on the screen, click the “Save” button
  36. Click the “Next” button
  37. Start the Test/Practice Session, click the "Start Test Session" button
  38. Click the “Accept” button to accept the term
  39. Complete the sample sessions
  40. Once you have finished the sample session questions, the actual test will begin
    • Note the number of questions there are and the amount you have completed
    • If you need more space, you can hide the screen share notification. Click the “Hide” text. Do NOT click the “Stop Sharing” button
  41. Once you have completed the test you will see the banner
  42. Click the “Continue” button
  43. You will be taken to your test results. Click the “OK” button on the browser notification  
    NOTE: Take a screenshot or print the results. CCAC will receive them automatically.  
    Your results will be at the middle of the screen in the “Course Placements” section
  44. Open the proctor window, click on the up carrot
  45. Click the “End Proctoring Session” button
  46. Click the “End Session” button, to close
  47. You can close your browser, you have completed the reading placement test

 

After Taking the Test

You must wait 24 business hours before continuing to the next step.

 

Accessing Your Test Scores

If you have already completed the test and received a score(s), you can view the score(s) again by following the directions: Steps to Access Your Test Scores from the Student Portal (collegeboard.org)

 

 

 
 

English

Taking the English Placement Test

Note You will have 60 minutes to complete 24 questions.  Score will be presented 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Students

Do not continue - Follow these instructions - Taking the EAL / ESL English Language Placement Testing‍ 

 

About this Questionnaire 

  • There are two sections to this questionnaire: 
    1. A reflection on your previous reading and writing experiences.
    2. A short article/story with follow-up questions on what you read.
  • You will receive your results at the end of the questionnaire 
 
  1. From a web browser, go to https://ccacforms.formstack.com/forms/english_self_directed_placement
  2. Click the "Click here to begin the questionnaire." button
  3. Complete the questionnaire by answering the questions honestly, use the right arrow to advance to the next question
  4. Once completed, your results will be on the screen
  5. Click the forward arrow to continue - You can screenshot or print your results from this screen
  6. Click the "Submit Form" button to submit your results
  7. You will see a Thank You screen once the results have been successfully submitted
  8. You will also receive an email with your results.

 

After Taking the Questionnaire

You must wait 24 business hours before continuing to the next step.

 
 
 

After Taking the Test(s)

  1. Confirm your information on file is correct - About and Accessing the Virtual Registration Welcome Center 
  2. Meet with an Academic Advisor - Ways to Meet with an Academic Advisor